Limbo of the Lost is a 2D point-and-click adventure game. It consists of an animated 2D character moving over a 2D background.

Most, if not all of these backgrounds appear to have been taken from other commercial games. It is a misapprehension by some that LotL contains realtime 3D art and that the plagiarism in question could be explained in the same way that the Stalker plagiarism scandal was resolved. This is not the case. All of the background in LotL are static images. Thus, all that the artist needed to do to create them from another game's assets was to play the game and take a screenshot, then manipulate that screenshot in Photoshop as necessary.

Some backgrounds contain assets from more than one game. The screenshots below are listed by the game from which the original art appears to have been taken. If a screenshot contains art from more than one source, it is noted.

Diablo IIEdit

Many backgrounds in LotL contain small images that have been pasted on in an image editing program to make the screenshots look more macabre.

Limbo of the Lost Diablo II Notes

141 three doors

Walloftheeyeless Wall of the Eyeless is a shield item from Diablo II
Snap14 Invfhlu Full Helm used for uniques in Diablo II can be seen in the screenshot on the right of the character, although somewhat vertically compressed. Not to miss the Elder Scrolls armor and weapons on the back wall
728 clothes Invmbt Chain/Mesh/Boneweave Boots from Diablo II which can be seen in the screenshot on the right, darkened. Also, the cloak in the centre uses the model for 'Cloak of Protection +2' from Baldur's Gate series.


Limbo of the Lost Enclave Notes
LIMBO-of-the-LOST-2008-06-4 Enclave-2008-06-27-20-59-53
LIMBO-of-the-LOST-2008-06-2 Enclave-2008-06-27-21-03-09
49 kitchen door Enclave-2008-06-28-14-46-38
50 granny faggot Enclave-2008-06-28-14-42-08
85 Exit right Enclave-2008-06-28-14-27-40
LIMBO-of-the-LOST-2008-06-5 Enclave-2008-06-28-14-25-46
69 Popeyesings Enclave-2008-06-28-14-29-46 Mirrored image
42 shh Grunger Enclave-2008-06-28-15-28-46
43 Grunger Enclave-2008-06-28-15-32-18
LIMBO-of-the-LOST-2008-06-1 Enclave-2008-06-28-15-29-35

The Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindEdit

Limbo of the Lost Morrowind Notes
Snap14 MWstuff This background contains elements from the Orcish Armor set in Morrowind, plus a recoloured glass staff, a recolored daedric shortsword and a Nordic battle axe.

The Elder Scrolls IV: OblivionEdit

Limbo of the Lost Oblivion Notes
0002432 0002433

Castle Skingrad. Note, however, since the programmer of LotL wanted the torches to be animated, he clone-stamped out the fires from Oblivion and superimposed a fire gif

Limbo2copy1 Oblivion2copy1 Fighter's Guild, Anvil
Limbo1-limbo Limbo1-oblivion First Edition, Imperial City
Limbo5copy Oblivion5copy
LotlBonus-28 5 Claws Lodge - Leyawiin Five Claws Lodge, Leyawiin
LotlBonus-36 Castle Anvil - Smithy Smithy, Castle Anvil
LotlBonus-35 The Fair Deal - Bravil The Fair Deal, Bravil
LotlBonus-41 Office of Imperial Commerce - IC Market District Office of Imperial Commerce, Imperial City
LotlBonus-29 Oblivion - Leyawiin - Five Claws Lodge 01 Five Claws Lodge, Leyawiin
LotlBonus-30 Oblivion - Leyawiin - Five Claws Lodge 02 Five Claws Lodge, Leyawiin

Awaiting comparison shots Edit

Return to Castle WolfensteinEdit

Limbo of the Lost Return to Castle Wolfenstein Notes
932503 20080507 screen009 Lol
Firstsceance Lol1
40 ill lit WolfSP-2008-06-29-10-18-09-
23 corridor7 WolfSP-2008-06-29-10-38-40-
22 corridor6 WolfSP-2008-06-29-10-55-19-
76 chaos WolfSP-2008-06-29-10-53-59-
24 corridor8 WolfSP-2008-06-29-10-30-34-
26 urdur Rtcw church 1
19 corridor4 Rtcw church 3
21 corridor5 Rtcw church 2

Thief: Deadly Shadows (a.k.a. Thief III) Edit

Limbo of the Lost Thief III Notes
Limbo2-limbo Limbo2-thief
Limboofthelost200805301mw8 Thief
LotlBonus-26 TDS-Docks-Tavern
LotlBonus-25 TDS-Old Quarter Fence

Awaiting comparison images Edit

Unreal Tournament 2003/2004Edit

Limbo of the Lost Unreal Tournament Notes
Snap2 UT2004-6-12-2008-DM-Helmzde UT2k4: DM-Helmsdeep
Snap3 UT2004-6-12-2008-DM-Helmzd1 UT2k4: DM-Helmsdeep
Snap15 UT20042008-06-1202-29-25-76 UT2k4: ONS-Urban
Snap17 UT2004-6-12-2008-Aristocra1 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
Snap1 UT2004-6-12-2008-Aristocrac UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-27 Shot00002 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-32 Shot00010 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-33 Shot00009 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-51 Shot00011 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-34 Shot00007 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-37 Shot00008 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-39 Shot00004 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-40 Shot00012 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-43 Shot00006 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-49 Shot00003 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
463 welcome Shot00016 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
474 pixelbitchyegods Shot00017 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-53 Shot00018 UT2k4: DM-Aristocracy
LotlBonus-14 Dmpurisma1ch7 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
LotlBonus-15 Dmpurisma2nh2 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
Limboofthelost200805301dl1 Dmpurisma3ec6 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
310 flying Shot00013 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
314 exit Shot00014 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
401 sewer down Shot00015 UT2k4: DM-Purisma
LotlBonus-64 Shot00487 DM-1on1-Zoetic
LotlBonus-65 Shot00488 DM-Asbestos

Vampire the Masquerade: BloodlinesEdit

Limbo of the Lost Vampire the Masquerade: Bloodlines Notes
S29203 pc 76 Bloodlines la plaguebearer sewer This is where you first enter the Plaguebearer sewer map.

Awaiting comparison shots Edit

Weta CollectiblesEdit

Limbo of the Lost Weta Collectible Notes
Snap2 Wraith-front-full This background contains an image of the Weta Collectible Ringwraith bust from Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings movies.

Licensable AssetsEdit

Limbo of the Lost DAZ Productions Notes
Limbo of the Lost - Sin Room DAZ Productions - The Pendulum This background is comprised almost entirely of a single licensable asset from DAZ Productions
LotlBonus-66 Steammech This background image uses another licensable asset from DAZ Productions: a Steampunk robot, which is also used in one of the cutscenes for the game.


These images are suspected to originate from UT2k4. Map name unknown.

These images are suspected to originate from UT2k4. They use assets from ONS-Urban but in a configuration not visible in the map.

Painkiller MultiplayerEdit

The following images are all taken from the bonus DVD or the game itself and are awaiting research into their origins. For anyone looking for additional images, this thread at has zillions.

Edit: Some of these feel like Knights of the Temple, further investigation needed.

Limbo of the Lost Painkiller Notes
932503 20080514 screen015 Pnklr-20080612-031757
Snap12 Pnklr-20080612-080825
Lotlpk1 Pk2
LotlBonus-4 LotlBonus-4source
290 doors of destiny 290 doors of destinysource
LotlBonus-63 LotlBonus-63source
400 sewer again 400 sewer againsource
417 bottoms up 417 bottoms upsource
403 boat 403 boatsource
141 three doors 141 three doorssource
163 branch1 163 branch1source
LotlBonus-52 LotlBonus-52source
LotlBonus-54 LotlBonus-54source
LotlBonus-9 LotlBonus-9source
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